Willows, California. – Restaurants near I-5 in Willows are seeing a trend.
Some customers come into their stores and try to buy food with counterfeit money, like the KFC in Willows.
At around 9:30 a.m. last night, the Glenn County Sheriff’s office received a call about someone using counterfeit cash with the KFC.
The manager didn’t want to go on camera, but he told Action News Now that an elderly woman walked into the restaurant and tried to buy groceries using two fake $ 20 bills.
He said his employee noticed the bills were fake and told the woman he couldn’t return the wrong money to her.
He said she then claimed she got the bills from her bank.
However, this isn’t the first time this has happened at the KFC in Willows.
The manager said in the past few months he had received two more counterfeit bills, a $ 20 bill and a $ 100 bill.
A few other restaurants in the area experience the same as the Casa Ramos Mexican restaurant across the street.
Casa Ramos staff did not want to go in front of the camera, but they said people recently walked into their restaurant with counterfeit money.
And just a few minutes down the street, another restaurant said they should have been looking into the same thing.
Action News Contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s office now to inquire about this recent surge and have not received a response yet.
If you know anything about counterfeit money, contact your local law enforcement agency.